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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera acknowledged his knee is still cranky and that's why he was pulled from game. But he vowed to remain in the lineup. Cabrera felt the knee bark leaping for a line drive.


Katie Strang 

About as memorable debut as JaCoby Jones could have asked for; Tigers prospect delivers with huge RBI double that helped spark team in 8-4 win. Tigers take this series against White Sox, will try to sweep with win tomorrow

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bullpen burns the Red Sox again, ninth-inning rally comes up short in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Boston misses a chance to gain a game on the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays, who maintain a two-game lead in the AL East. Second-place Sox are one game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles.

Cole Hamels disappoints versus Mariners

The AL Cy Young candidate didn't last five innings and surrendered six runs to wild-card-hunting Seattle. The six runs matched a season-high for Hamels, whose ERA increased to 2.91. Follow live


Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Why yes, it does seem strange the umpires are waiting for someone sitting in a room somewhere to tell them the replay outcome while the players watch it on the scoreboard and know what the call ultimately will be.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks departs for a pinch-hitter after seven shutout innings against the Pirates. He's allowed two runs or fewer in six straight starts, three or fewer in 18 straight, and no more than four all season. His 2.09 ERA now leads San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner by 0.40 for the MLB lead.

Machado crushes 100th career homer

Manny Machado smacks a two-run homer 445 feet to center field for his 32nd long ball of the season and 100th of his career.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Two great plays by Brett Gardner saved Masahiro Tanaka some potential damage in the fifth. First he gunned down the Royals' Alcides Escobar trying to stretch a leadoff single into a double, and then robbed the very next hitter, Christian Colon, of an extra-base hit with a leaping catch at the left-field fence to preserve the Yankees 4-2 lead.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the Orioles are the fourth team to have three players hit 10 HR in the same month. The other teams to do it: NY Giants (July 1947 - Marshall, Mize, Thomson), Rockies (August 1996 - Castilla, Burks, Galarraga), Blue Jays (August 2015 - Bautista, Encarnación, Donaldson)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Of Curtis Granderson's 22 homers this season, his seventh-inning shot against the Marlins on Tuesday was only his third with a man on base. It's crazy to have 22 homers and 38 RBIs, no?

ESPN Stats and Information  

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer now has 12 10-strikeout games this season, most in MLB ahead of Clayton Kershaw (9), and Stephen Strasburg (8). His 12 10-K games are the second-most for a single season in Nationals/Expos history behind Pedro Martínez (18).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell, from earlier today, on using longtime starter Clay Buchholz as a setup man: "I want Clay to feel like that's his place in this bullpen right now." A few hours later, in his first truly high-leverage opportunity as a setup man, Clay Buchholz gives up a tie-breaking solo homer to Evan Longoria that clears everything in left field.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles beat the Blue Jays in a battle of Cy Young contenders - kind of. J.A Happ and Zach Britton were never in the game at the same time, but Happ started for Toronto (6.1 IP, 3 ER, ND) and Britton finished for Baltimore, collecting his 39th save in 39 tries as the Birds won 5-3 to move within three games of the Jays.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson on Tuesday became the third player in franchise history to homer twice in a game he did not start. The others: Hawk Taylor in 1964 against the Phillies and Scott Hairston against the Nationals in 2011. Granderson pinch hit for Seth Lugo in the sixth and went deep in consecutive innings.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Since joining the Blue Jays three months ago, Jason Grilli hadn't allowed multiple earned runs in an outing - until now. Grilli just served up a mammoth two-run blast Matt Wieters to give the Orioles a 5-3 eighth inning lead.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

AccuWeather radar showing a rain cell over Denver that only seems to be growing and not moving. It's pouring again as Dodgers and Rockies are delayed.

Katie Strang 

First major-league hit for JaCoby Jones turns out to be impactful. An RBI double in the bottom of the sixth gives the Tigers a 4-3 lead and leaves his mom practically in tears as TV cameras pan to her in the stands. Big moment in his MLB debut.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

At his current pace, Adrian Beltre will finish the year with 29 homers, 105 RBI, and 83 runs. Career: Closing in on 600 doubles, 450 homers.